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Sharp pain on my left upper abdomen for 2 weeks, now I lost my sense of taste. I can't taste sugar at all but could taste salt a little. what can it be?

Sharp pain on my left upper abdomen for 2 weeks, now I lost my sense of taste. I can't taste sugar at all but could taste salt a little. what can it be?

Any numbness?: WIth the sharp pain, do you have numbness, tingling, or burning in the chest or legs? I would recommend an MRI of the spine and maybe of the brain to rule out inflammation. These 2 symptoms aren't usually caused by a problem in only one area. Probably best if you see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I am a 47 year old male. I sometimes have a tingling pain on my left abdomen and if feels like it's being pulled inwards. Why is that happening?

I am a 47 year old male. I sometimes have a tingling pain on my left abdomen and if feels like it's being pulled inwards. Why is that happening?

Abdominal pain: DYoung ~ anatomically the abdomen is a vast space and the differential between pain in each quadrant equally as vast so this question cannot answered unless you can direct me more specifically the area bothering you. In Medicine we are taught to think "anatomically" and not do so would be returning you with a somewhat medieval "guess". The LEFT has an UPPER,MID, and LOWER area. Can you specify ? ...Read more

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Tingling feeling in the abdomen in men, what could be the cause?

Tingling feeling in the abdomen in men, what could be the cause?

Thoracic radiculopat: If it is of 1 or 2 days duration then shingles may show up in a few days. However if it is of weeks or months duration, then thoracic nerve or nerves may be pinched in thoracic spine. It is same for men and women. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen and  back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have a tingling in my lower left abdomen. It has been happening for months and now is a daily frequent concern.?

I have a tingling in my lower left abdomen. It has been happening for months and now is a daily frequent concern.?

Get checked: Its always best to get medically evaluated when faced with worsening symptoms, as you describe. The differential diagnosis may include colon and small bowel, but possibilities that are non-gi related can include: abdominal musculature, female structures, bladder, kidney/ureters. Be prepared to address for your doctor: timing, duration, quality, associations of your discomfort. ...Read more

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What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

Dysphagia: Fullness, chest discomfort, "somethinng stuck in the chest" are a few of the symptoms. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more